Welcome to the CHC Apprentice page.
One of the primary roles of the Colorado Hawking Club is to promote the sport of Falconry and to support its members in any way that it can.
If you are looking for more information concerning the sport:
Our first suggestion is to start with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. They have a packet of information ready to send to you that contains a selected bibliography, pointers to the state and federal statues, documentation on the time, expense and personal commitments involved with the sport, and a general overview of the licensing process. The folks at the DOW have put a lot of effort into putting together this information so here are a couple resources for you:
DOW - Special Licensing Section - Has several informational links and PDFs
for you to get started with - please check here first!
- Is the DOWs state wide Special Licensing Officer - If the link above hasn't answered your questions.
If you are looking for a sponsor:
The apprenticeship program, while required by law can be an educational experience for both the apprentice and the sponsor. The club has an apprentice director who's sole responsibility is to promote participation within the club, improve the programs ease of use and effectiveness and to foster communications between potential falconers and volunteer sponsors.
Keep in mind that becoming a sponsor requires at least 7 years falconry experience by law and is a significant undertaking and commitment (two years minimum). That combined with the small number of falconers in the state result in a very limited number of available sponsors. Please bear this in mind when contacting the CHC. If you think that you are at that point, contact our Apprentice Director for help in obtaining a sponsor. We will be asking that you become a club member if you do.
If you are looking to become a member:
We're happy to have you with us!
Send the completed application form with a check or money order to:
1407 E 108th Pl
Northglenn, CO 80233